SRINAGAR: The Central government’s interlocutor on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, arrived in Jammu on Friday to hold talks with all stakeholders. An official said Sharma would meet delegations of political parties, NGOs, civil society members, groups of traders etc. during his four-day stay.
After landing in the state’s winter capital, Sharma called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at her residence and briefed her about the schedule of deliberations, an official spokesman said. Sources said Mehbooba told him the state government had acted on his recommendation to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for withdrawing cases against first-time stone throwers in the Valley.
Sharma later visited the migrant Kashmiri Pandits’ camp in Jammu. The displaced Pandits apprised him of their demands, including setting up of separate townships for them. Sources said Sharma would visit the border areas in Jammu on Satur day and interact with locals living under constant fear due to firing by Pakistani troops.